The Extraordinary Pause is a keepsake testament of the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 and a tribute to the simple and remarkable efforts people made in the face of the unexpected and unknown. Whether reflecting on what was lost or gained, you’ll find this book is a wonderful tool for discussing the physical, mental, and emotional impact of this extraordinary event. This book will have a place in a child’s permanent collection of childhood favorites. It will be a place to return to as we reflect with our kids on the traumatic period they experienced during the extraordinary pause and help them to grapple with all the social, physical, and mental parts of the journey.
In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through.So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy out to be a magical experience. But there’s no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood punctures those myths that becoming a mom is all radiance and bliss and balances the hopes and dreams of every new mom and mom-to-be by delivering a roller-coaster of emotion and honesty to recast every breakdown as a breakthrough.